If you love football like I do, you’re pretty excited when this time of year rolls around. As fun as it is, it can be expensive. Here are a few things you can do to enjoy yourself and save a few bucks.
1. Fund your football addiction
If you’re going to spend a lot of money this football season, try figuring out a way to raise some dough before the season starts. Having a yard sale could be a great way to raise some pocket cash for a ticket you want or that party you want to throw. Have an old guitar or piece of workout equipment you don’t use anymore? Throw it up on Ebay or Craigslist and turn it into cash.
2. Go big or stay home
We all love the big games, especially when our team is involved. When those weeks roll around, do it big! If you’re throwing a party, grill it up and stock up on beer. Having a big event is always fun. If you’re going to the game, plan out an exciting tailgate and do it up right. When your team is in a less exciting matchup, watch your game, but keep it light and try not to spend any more cash than you would on a non-football Saturday.
3. Split those season tickets
Feel the need to be at the stadium as much as possible? Trying splitting those season tickets with a buddy. You can go to games together or divide the games and take other friends and family. Even that way, you’ll get to see 3 or 4 games for a decent price.
4. Involve everyone in your party plans
If you love to constantly have people over on game days, just make sure you’re not footing the bill every weekend. Make it a potluck and get your friends to all contribute to the spread. It’s a lot easier to have a great party week after week if it’s not costing you hundreds each Saturday.